Around 30 million people are expected to embark on cruises in 2019, with 18 new ships setting sail on their debut expedition. The cruise travel market is more diverse than ever before, which means there is a cruise for every type of personality out there.
This makes shopping around for the ideal vacation even more exciting. It doesn’t matter if you are a single person traveling solo, a newlywed couple setting out on a two-week honeymoon, or a multigenerational family embarking on your first cruise experience.
If you are going international, we compiled a list of 4 amazing experiences setting sail this year.
Destination: The Bahamas
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Cruise Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International unveiled its newly refurbished private island in the Bahamas this May, called Perfect Day at CocoCay. Though full completion of the tropical getaway is scheduled for December 2019, there are still many great activities currently available for vacationers. New features include a Thrill Waterpark, Zip Line, Splashaway Bay Aqua Park, Oasis Lagoon Freshwater Pool, Up, Up and Away Helium Balloon, several Restaurants and more. Navigator of the Seas will depart for the Bahamas from Miami following its recent $115 million makeover. Check out the dates here.
If 3-4 days in the Bahamas isn’t enough R&R for you, then check out Royal Caribbean International’s brand new cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, also departing from Miami and set for Perfect Day at CocoCay! View dates.
Destination: Vietnam and Cambodia
Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
Cruise Ship: Viking Mekong
For a more intimate international cruise experience, board the Viking Mekong on a 14-day expedition. This is a smaller, luxury cruise line which offers a unique set of perks you won’t find on the larger cruise ships. For instance, given the ship size, the captain will be able to sail down unique river inlets to show you beautiful sites that aren’t always accessible for larger ships. It’s also safe to say that with a 60-person capacity on this international voyage, everyone on board will know you by name — crew and passengers included. View the details here!
Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
Cruise Ship: Celebrity Xpedition
13 locations in 7 days on a state-of-the-art 100-passenger cruise ship is quite the journey. If your ideal international getaway involves regular sightseeing and outdoor adventure, this is the voyage for you. Celebrity Xpedition offers many luxury indulgences, including in-suite dining, massage services, nightly lectures by certified naturalists from the Galapagos National Park, and much, much more. See for yourself!
Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Cruise Ship: Crystal Mahler
Embark from Amsterdam to Budapest on an extravagant 16-day International cruise. The Crystal Mahler sails between 14 ports throughout Austria and Germany, and features expansive panoramic balcony windows for unparalleled sight-seeing. With a ship capacity of only 106 guests and a staff-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.6, you’ll receive the six-star service you deserve. So, if you love exploring coastal cities rich with history and unique cuisine, this multi-country river cruise is the obvious choice. View more information here.
There’s an international cruise out there for every type of traveler. Our top 4 picks were selected with diverse preferences in mind. But by no means should you feel limited to our selection. If you have your heart set on a specific destination then contact one of our Personal Vacation managers today.